The 6th US-Canada Great Lakes Region's Taiji Performance Festival was successfully concluded on October 14 at the Novi Middle School Gymnasium in the Greater Detroit area. This is the first time the festival held at Novi Middle School. This school indoor gymnasium atmosphere is elegant. The audience stands has large capacity, reasonable layout and good view. 

On the day, the rain did not pour out the way to Taiji athletes and taiji enthusiasts enthusiasm. They are from the Great Lakes region with different ages, sex, and color and gathered together, accompanied by beautiful soothing music. They shown their own understanding and love of Taiji with every performance. To the profound taiji culture, Taiji charm, together with the unique interpretation of each team, the Taiji enthusiasts dedicated another wonderful Taiji festival.

Please use the following link to view the festival pictures and videos. Thank you and Enjoy!

 

五湖太极节,英豪会金秋五大湖地区太极观摩演示交流会圆满主办!


第六届美加五大湖地区太极观摩演示交流会于1014日在位于大底特律地区的诺维(Novi)中学体育馆圆满落下了帷幕。今年的交流会是首次移师到诺维(Novi)中学。这座新建的中学设施完善。室内体育馆大气典雅,观众看台容量大,布局合理,视野好。无论是观看演示,还是摄影摄像,都有上佳的效果。

 是日,绵绵秋雨丝毫没有浇灭各路太极健儿和太极爱好者的热情。来自大湖地区不同年龄、性别、肤色的太极爱好者欢聚一堂,伴随着优美舒缓的音乐,用一招一式、一举一动演译着自己对太极拳的理解与喜爱。以博大精深的太极文化、太极神韵,加上各队独具匠心的诠释,为太极爱好者们奉献了一个美好的太极盛宴。

 下午230分,踏着雄壮的入场音乐节奏,十一支太极队闪亮登场,他们分别是安华太极俱乐部一队和二队、华美协会太极队、金色年华太极队、大湖太极队、健身太极队、康乐太极队、密西根太极协会太极队、密西根太极中心、太极星协会、吴式太极学会队。入场式和简短的主持人和嘉宾致词后,太极交流演示正式开始。十一支太极队先后登场,演示了各队的看家本领,拿手套路。不但有传统意义上的太极拳、剑、扇、推手,还有太极刀、长矛、拂尘和别具一格的太极扇推手等。它们的风格流派各异,有杨式、吴式、国家标准套路、养生太极,还有道太极等。具有广泛的代表性。可以看得出来,他们中的绝大多数功力不凡。一招一式,一进一退,一起一落,张弛有度,刚柔并济,收得拢,放的开,高雅大度,代表了本地区太极运动的最高水平,赢得了阵阵掌声。上场演示选手更是由不同族裔太极习练者组成,彰显了太极日益国际化的大趋势。

 首先登场的是安华、健身、和五湖三支太极队。在五湖太极协会主席梁建成博士的带领下,他们演示了杨式16式太极拳。这个套路凝聚了杨式太极拳的精华招式,让大家能在最短时间内领略到杨式太极的精髓。同时这也是交流会历史上第一次由不同的太极队同台演示交流,受到了大家的一致好评。

 无独有偶,来自安娜堡的吴式太极学会队的套路编排也是前几届没有过的。这支由非华裔太极爱好者组成的队伍为大家演示了一个吴氏太极器械和推手编排,刀、剑、长矛和太极推手悉数上场,他们的演示灵活舒展,让人赞叹不已。

 压轴登场的来自Troy地区的太极星队自首届太极盛会以来,已是连续第六次参加交流会。今年太极星队以整齐划一、行云似流水般的传统杨式37式太极拳和编排新颖的拳剑扇综合节目《太极星星》闪亮登场,在阵容整齐和拳技水准方面都给观众留下了深刻的印象,获得了大家的交口称赞。

 最后,各路英豪一起登场演示了24式太极拳。认真的精神、协调的动作、团结的氛围,为本届太极盛会画上了一个圆满的句号。

 如此高水准的精彩太极演示也深深地感染了观众。 Novi居民注册护士Judy就是其中之一。看完演示后,她深有感触地说“我从来没有打过太极拳,但是这么优美的运动,好像还带着些静心冥想(meditation),真的很酷,我要试一试”。 Judy 当场决定要参加Novi的健身太极队,学习太极拳。太极的魅力足见一斑。

 除各参演队的登场演示之外,本届交流会的另一大亮点是会前的两个太极专题研习班(Workshop),由来自Troy地区的顾杰拳师和来自加拿大温莎市的Alex巫拳师讲授。顾杰拳师的专题是杨式37式太极拳。吴拳师的专题是回归基础--传统方法的新解(Back to basics:  A new approach to the traditional way)。吸引了众多的太极爱好者参加,普遍反映机会难得,获益匪浅。

 本届交流会得到了密大孔子学院和底特律中国人协会(CAGD)的大力支持和倾情赞助。孔子学院中方院长盛希文先生和CAGD主席王丽莎女士还专程赶到交流会的现场观摩交流会,并发表了热情洋溢的致词,表达了他们对大会以弘扬中华传统太极文化,促进东西方文化交流和融合的办会宗旨的充分肯定和赞扬。太极健儿们则以热烈的掌声感谢两个组织长期以来对交流会的大力支持和赞助。

 带着太极盛会又一次成功举办的喜悦之余,组委会不能忘记众多参与大会前期准备、现场场务及后期工作的众多志愿人员的辛勤和汗水,没有他们就没有这样成功的太极盛会。组委会还要由衷地感谢十一支参会太极队的热情和付出的巨大努力,共同打造了这次太极盛会。本届太极交流会的相关文字及影像资料将在交流会门户网站发布,网址是www.greatlaketaiji.org,欢迎大家浏览。

 五大湖太极协会供稿



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2017 Taiji Festival Video & Picture
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2016 Taiji Festival Video
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2016 Taiji Festival Pictures
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2015 Taiji Festival Pictures
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2015 Taiji Festival



2015 Taiji Festival Video
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0) All Team - Marching-in Introduction

https://youtu.be/JbthKqT7phc

1) Lansing White Crane Taiji Club - Yang Style 85 Form Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/nOx0c2ufAK8

2) Ann Hua Taiji Club - Yang Style 28 Form Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/HCTaIcLiDlQ

3) Michigan Taiji Association - Second Half Dao Taiji Set

https://youtu.be/nvxjU6jKStQ

4) Taiji Star Association - Chen Style 35 Form Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/mdl6kyS0Lic

5) Master Gu Jie - GEM Dagger

https://youtu.be/BgjYzo-t8P0

6) Association of Chinese Americans - Yang Style 37 Form Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/uTiMNC_maug

7) North Star Team - 32 Form Taiji Sword

https://youtu.be/_Hfxtfe7rXM

8) Wu Tai Chi Quan Academy - Wu Style 108 Form Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/GSZGyJJ1mi8

9) Kangle Taiji Team - 48 Form Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/WOt6_BCo52A

10) CAGW Taiji Club - 42 Form Taiji Sword

https://youtu.be/gfoFoafiqo0

11) Golden Years Taiji Team - Yang Style 36 Form Taiji Fan

https://youtu.be/UakysmbpHvA

12) Master Kao Chi-Kuan - Chen Style New Frame Form

https://youtu.be/OwUTqS9_LYk

13) Michigan Tai Chi Center - Yang Family Tai Chi Sabre

https://youtu.be/n-Dz0ge96aw

14) Great Lakes Taiji Group  - Yang Style 28 Form Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/3PNrbxwjhBY

15) Association of Chinese Americans - GEM Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/mP898iyo3NE

16) Golden Years Taiji Team - Long Spike Sword

https://youtu.be/TQEwC-8FMKA

17) Great Lakes Taiji Group - 32 Form Taiji Sword

https://youtu.be/0IxgkKewcdA

18) Master Qin Xupu  - He Style Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/vNoNiwUvQhI

19) Wu Tai Chi Quan Academy -Wu Style 54 Form Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/ZawfJlvF4jY

20) Michigan Tai Chi Center - Yang Family Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/uau-OHrc4Jo

21) Taiji Star Association - 42 Form Taiji Sword

https://youtu.be/7kSOSNN8lok

22) Jianshen  Taiji Team - 48 Form Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/Dt-rFnNOotk

23) Ann Hua Taiji Club - Yang Style 36 Form Taiji Fan

https://youtu.be/whzlZhxer30

24) Michigan Taiji Association - First Half Lok Hup Set

https://youtu.be/1Fh9LnICtBM

25) Master Han Hoong Wang - Yang Style Taiji Sword
https://youtu.be/uISTXzmNMPA

26) All Team – Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan

https://youtu.be/sZ0Ys7_bB80





2014 Taiji Festival Pictures
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2014 Taiji Festival Video
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Welcome Remarks

Ann Hua Taiji Club – Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan

North Star Team – 32 Form Taiji Sword

Kangle Taiji Team – Taiji Gongfu Fan

Association of Chinese Americans – GEM Taiji Quan

Great Lakes Taiji Group – Yang Style Level 1&2 Taiji Quan

Ann Hua Taiji Club 2 – 42 Form Taiji Quan

Golden Years Taiji Team – Long Spike Sword

Ann Hua Taiji Club – 48 Form Taiji Quan

Association of Chinese Americans – GEM Taiji Sword

Taiji Star Association – Hun Yuan 24 Form Taiji Quan

Master Shao Hezhen – Chen Style 56 Form Taiji Sword

Kangle Taiji Team – 42 Form Taiji Quan

Ann Hua Taiji Club – 32 Form Taiji Sword

Michigan Taiji Association – First Half Dao Taiji Set

Lansing White Crane Taiji Club – Yang Style 85 Form Taiji Quan

JianshenTaiji Team – 32 Form Taiji Sword

Golden Years Taiji Team – 72 Form Taiji Fan

Michigan Tai Chi Center – Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan

Michigan Taiji Association – First Half Liuhebafa

Taiji Star Association – Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan

Great Lakes Taiji Group – 42 Form Taiji Quan

Master Liang Jiancheng – Yang Style 28 Form Taiji Quan

All Teams –  Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan







2013 Taiji Festival Pictures
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2012 Taiji Festival Pictures

2012-11-05

 

2013 Taiji Festival Video – at below links:

 

Kangle Taiji Team Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan

http://youtu.be/FG9jbUw_zdU

Taiji Star Asso. – Taiji Gongfu Fan

 http://youtu.be/ARvv-jv3OTY

 

Ann Hua Taiji Club 2 – Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan

http://youtu.be/sGKcyxmfv1Y

 

Great Lakes Taiji Group – 32 Form Taiji Sword

http://youtu.be/Nl_W5udOC4w

 

Master Alex Wu – Taiji 5 Fists, Kicks, 16 Forms

http://youtu.be/A6-qsdrm0-Q

 

Golden Years Taiji Team Quieting Sword

http://youtu.be/6tBmA2c9s6I

 

Ann Hua Taiji Club – 36 Form Yang Style Taiji Fan

http://youtu.be/0ZUzIGM9Irg

 

Taiji Star Asso. – 37 Form Yang Style Taiji Quan

http://youtu.be/xDXAhP4HC5Q

 

CAGW Taiji Club – Taiji 16 forms and Taiji 5 Fists

http://youtu.be/O7-x1zXr6aY

 

Ann Hua Taiji Club – 42 Form Taiji Quan

http://youtu.be/AemRj4NuARo

 

Michigan Taiji Asso. – First Half Dao Taiji Set

http://youtu.be/CGplcvV0BHA

http://youtu.be/L-VqQGwQRBY

 

Chen Tai Chi Asso. of Windsor  – Chen Style Old Frame 74 Form

http://youtu.be/IOPTrX0GS_o

 

Jianshen  Taiji Team  42 Form Taiji Quan

http://youtu.be/rlCBKlWdtKY

 

 

Golden Years Taiji Team 48 Form Taiji Fan

http://youtu.be/TmlU6ez7840

 

Taiji Star Asso. – Combined Taiji Quan

http://youtu.be/dmJ2cth7Q3c

 

Great Lakes Taiji Group – 36 Form Yang Style Taiji Fan

http://youtu.be/lwa4MqmccB8

 

Master Gu Jie – Yang Style Taiji Broadsword

http://youtu.be/D52zTdArpLc

 

All Teams – Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan

http://youtu.be/IL3-m003lHY

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

2017 Taiji Festival Program:

(1) Three Teams

Yang Style 16 Form Taiji Quan

(2) Michigan Tai Chi Center

Traditional Yang Hand Form

(3) Jianshen  Taiji Team

42 Form Taiji  Quan

(4) Michigan Taiji Association

Second Half Dao Taiji Set

(5) Wu Tai Chi Chuan Academy

Wu Style Taiji 108 Form

(6) Ann Hua Taiji Club Team 1

Yang Style 28 Form Taiji Quan

(7) Ann Hua Taiji Club Team 2

Wu Style Taiji 66 Form

(8) Association of Chinese Americans

Yang Style 37 Form Taiji Quan

(9) Kangle Taiji Team

28 Form Taiji Fan

(10) Golden Year Taiji Team

Long Spike Sword

(11) Taiji Star Association

Yang Style 37 Form Taiji Quan

(12) Michigan Tai Chi Center

Traditional Yang Saber Form

(13) Michigan Taiji Association

Taiji Sword

(14) Ann Hua Taiji Club Team 2

Yangsheng Taiji Fuchen

(15) Great Lakes Taiji Group

Yang Style 16 Form Taiji Fan

(16) Wu Tai Chi Chuan Academy

Wu Style Weapon Forms/Push Hands

(17) Association of Chinese Americans

Yang Style Push Hand

(18) Golden Year Taiji Team 

Taiji Lotus Fan

(19) Taiji Star Association

Taiji Stars 

(20) All Teams

Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan




2016 Taiji Festival Program:


Marching-in Introduction and 

Welcome Remarks           

(1) Michigan Taiji Association

Second Half Dao Taiji Set

(2) Ann Hua Taiji Club Team 3

24 Form Taiji Quan

(3) Great Lakes Taiji Group

Yang Style 36 Form Taiji Fan

(4) Taiji Star Association

56 Form Chen Style Taiji Quan

(5) Kangle Taiji Team

49 Form Wudang Taiji Sword

(6) Ann Hua Taiji Club Team 1

42 FormTaiji  Quan

(7) Golden Years Taiji Team

32 Form Long Spike Taiji Sword

(8) Association of Chinese Americans

Yang Style 37 Form Taiji Quan

(9) He Style Taiji Team

He Style Taiji  Quan

(10) ) Michigan Tai Chi Center

Traditional Yang Family 49 Form

(11) ) Ann Hua Taiji Club Team 1

32 Form Taiji Sword

(12) Jianshen  Taiji Team

Yang Style 28 Form Taiji Quan

(13 Taiji Star Association

Taiji Lotus Fan

(14) Golden Years Taiji Team

48 Form Chen Style Taiji Fan

(15) Ann Hua Taiji Club Team 2

First Half Wu Style 66 Form Taiji Quan

(16) Association of Chinese Americans

Yang Style Push Hand

(17) Wu Tai Chi Chuan Academy

Wu Style Taiji Sabre

(18) Kangle Taiji Team

24 Form Taiji Quan

(19) Michigan Tai Chi Center

Traditional Yang Family Taiji Sword

(20) Great Lakes Taiji Group

24 Form Taiji Quan

(21) Wu Tai Chi Chuan Academy

Wu Style Taiji 54 Form

(22) All Teams

Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan

Closing Remarks




2015 Taiji Festival Program:


All

Marching-in Introduction and Welcome Remarks 

Lansing White Crane Taiji Club     

Yang Style 85 Form Taiji Quan 

Ann Hua Taiji Club          

Yang Style 28 Form Taiji Quan

Michigan Taiji Association      

Second Half Dao Taiji Set

Taiji Star Association

Chen Style 35 Form Taiji Quan

Master Gu Jie

GEM Dagger

Association of Chinese Americans 

Yang Style 37 Form Taiji Quan 

North Star Team                                

32 Form Taiji Sword

Wu Tai Chi Quan Academy

Wu Style 108 Form Taiji Quan

Kangle Taiji Team 

48 FormTaiji  Quan

CAGW Taiji Club

42 Form Taiji Sword

Golden Years Taiji Team

Yang Style 36 Form Taiji Fan 

Mater Kao Chi-Kuan

Chen Style New Frame Form

Michigan Tai Chi Center                   

Yang Family Tai Chi Saber

Great Lakes Taiji Group                    

Yang Style 28 Form Taiji Quan

Association of Chinese Americans 

GEM Taiji Quan 

Golden Years Taiji Team

Long Spike Sword

Great Lakes Taiji Group 

32 Form Taiji Sword

Master Qin Xupu                      

He Style Taiji Quan

Wu Tai Chi Quan Academy

Wu Style 54 Form Taiji Quan

Michigan Tai Chi Center 

Yang Family Tai Chi Quan

Taiji Star Association 

 42 Form Taiji Sword

Jianshen  Taiji Team 

48Form Taiji Quan

Ann Hua Taiji Club 

Yang Style 36 Form Taiji Fan

Michigan Taiji Association 

First half of Lok Hup set

Master Han Hoong Wang

Yang Style Taiji Sword

All Teams

Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan

Closing Remarks




























2014 Taiji Festival Program:


All
    Marching-in Introduction and Welcome Remarks
Ann Hua Taiji Club
    Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan
North Star Team
    32 Form Taiji Sword
Kangle Taiji Team
    Taiji Gongfu Fan
Association of Chinese Americans
    GEM Taiji Quan
Great Lakes Taiji Group
    Yang Style Level 1&2 Taiji Quan
Ann Hua Taiji Club 2
    42 Form Taiji Quan
Golden Years Taiji Team
    Long Spike Sword
Ann Hua Taiji Club
    48 Form Taiji Quan
Association of Chinese Americans
    GEM Taiji Sword
Taiji Star Association
    Hun Yuan 24 Form Taiji Quan
Master Shao Hezhen
    Chen Style 56 Form Taiji Sword
Kangle Taiji Team
    42 Form Taiji Quan
Ann Hua Taiji Club
    32 Form Taiji Sword
Michigan Taiji Association
    First Half Dao Taiji Set
Lansing White Crane Taiji Club
    Yang Style 85 Form Taiji Quan
JianshenTaiji Team
    32 Form Taiji Sword
Golden Years Taiji Team
    72 Form Taiji Fan
Michigan Tai Chi Center
    Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan
Michigan Taiji Association
    First Half Liuhebafa
Taiji Star Association
    Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan
Great Lakes Taiji Group
    42 Form Taiji Quan
Master Liang Jiancheng
    Yang Style 28 Form Taiji Quan
All Teams
    Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan
All
    Closing Remarks/ Taiji social networking

                                                


2013 Taiji Festival Program:

 

Kangle Taiji Team                      

Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan

Taiji Star Asso.                      

Taiji Gongfu Fan

Ann Hua Taiji Club 2

Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan

Great Lakes Taiji Group                   

32 Form Taiji Sword

Master Alex Wu                

Taiji 5 Fists, Kicks, 16 Forms

Golden Years Taiji Team                       

Quieting Sword

Ann Hua Taiji Club                            

36 Form Yang Style Taiji Fan

Taiji Star Asso.                       

37 Form Yang Style Taiji Quan

CAGW Taiji Club 

Taiji 16 forms and Taiji 5 Fists

Ann Hua Taiji Club                            

42 Form Taiji Quan

Michigan Taiji Asso.                       

First Half Dao Taiji Set

Chen Tai Chi Asso. of Windsor 

Chen Style Old Frame 74 Form

Jianshen  Taiji Team                              

42 Form Taiji Quan

Golden Years Taiji Team          

48 Form Taiji Fan

Mrs. Liu Yan     

Wu Dang Taiji Sword

Taiji Star Asso.         

Combined Taiji Quan

Great Lakes Taiji Group                   

36 Form Yang Style Taiji Fan

Master Gu Jie                     

Yang Style Taiji Broadsword

All Teams                                               

Simplified 24 Form Taiji Quan